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Former mayor will not stand

Cr Joan van Lieshout
Cr Joan van Lieshout John Gass

UPDATE: TWEED Shire Councillor Joan van Lieshout says one of her main achievements has been the ability to work with both sides of the community.

"I have achieved trust with the community and the community has recognised that I have always said who I was and where I stood," Cr van Lieshout said.

Cr van Lieshout refused to answer many questions about her decision not to contest the next local council election in September preferring to release a one-page statement.

"Working at the grass roots in the community is what local government has always been about," Cr van Lieshout said in the statement.

"I've learned so much over my four-year council apprenticeship and have valued the support I've been given in the role."

Cr van Lieshout did not rule out a return to politics in the future saying she was keeping that door open. The Liberal Party member contested the Richmond seat in the 2010 Federal election.

"Of course I still want to work for the community in some capacity and I would consider politics once again," she said.

"I'd love the opportunity to lead once more and to implement the valuable skills and knowledge I've learned."

Cr van Lieshout said the decision would help her to concentrate on other interests.

"I will have more time to reconnect with the work of my Eve International business, which seeks to assist disadvantaged and abused women rebuild their sense of self-worth," she said.

"I also intend to become more involved in my family's ground-breaking sustainable food village Nightcap Village."

 

CLICK HERE TO READ COUNCILLOR VAN LIESHOUT'S FULL STATEMENT.

Topics:  election, joan van lieshout, local government, tweed shire council



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